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By Carla Stang

Our lives are regularly composed of normal fact - the movement of moment-to-moment life - and but it's been principally neglected as an issue in itself for anthropological examine. during this paintings, the writer achieves an realizing of this a part of truth for the Mehinaku Indians, an Amazonian humans, in levels: first by means of looking at a variety of features in their adventure and moment by way of referring to how those diversified elements come to play in a movement of normal realization, a stroll to the river. during this approach, summary schemata comparable to 'cosmology,' 'sociality,' 'gender,' and the 'everyday' are understood as they're truly lived. This e-book contributes to the ethnography of the Amazon, in particular the higher Xingu, with an procedure that crosses disciplinary limitations among anthropology, philosophy, and psychology. In doing so it makes an attempt to appreciate what Malinowski referred to as the 'imponderabilia of tangible life.'

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